From Dusk Till Dawn is a 1996 comedy, horror, thriller film directed by Robert Rodriguez and written by Quentin Tarantino. The Original From Dusk Till Dawn starred George Clooney, Tarantino, Harvey Keitel and Juliette Lewis.
The 2014 television show is closely based off the original movie.
The basic plot of the series is about two brothers- Seth and Richie- who have robbed a bank for $40 million and kidnapped a teller. They’ve made a deal with Carlos of the cartel; by giving Carlos $10 million, he will ensure their safety to a safe house. So, on their way to Mexico, the Gecko brothers need a means across the border.
At a motel, Richie rapes and kills the teller, and Seth kidnaps a preacher and his two teenage children.
The group cross the border and end up at a bar. Seth will not let the family and children go until he and Richie are on their way to the safe house.
While waiting for Carlos to show up, they drink and watch the dancers. As the night drags on, the Aztec vampires start to play. These snake vampires look like humans when they want to, otherwise they show their scales and fangs.
As the story continues, you learn more about Carlos’ loyalty and Esmeralda’s (Santanico Pandemonium) enslavement to the lords. You’ll learn more about Richie’s visions. And, you will watch Kate evolve from a meek and innocent girl to a fierce woman.
Pay close attention to the shows. There are a lot of flashbacks throughout the show, and once the characters are in the labyrinth, there are a lot of mind games being played on the characters.
Watch the full series to see if all the characters survive the labyrinth prison, who turns into a vampire and who dies.
Rotten Tomatoes gives the Dusk Till Dawn Series 78%